Jermaine Gresham goes viral for being nice to stranded traveler

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When a football player becomes famous on social media in the offseason, it’s generally not a good thing.

But Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham‘s an even brighter star than he was previously, for all the right reasons.

According to Dawn Gilbertson of the Arizona Republic, Gresham helped a stranded traveler with a simple gesture of kindness, and asked her to only make sure the chain didn’t end with her.

Arizona State graduate Delilah Cassidy was stuck in the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday, and couldn’t pay her baggage fee because her credit card didn’t work and gate agents couldn’t take cash. Before she missed her flight, Gresham stepped in and paid the $50 to check her bag so she could return. The 22-year-old boarded the plane in tears, and stopped to hug Gresham in first class on her way to her seat despite not knowing who he was.

“I gave him this huge hug,” she said. “I was crying into Jermaine Gresham. I didn’t know it was him.”

An airline employee later told her he was a professional football player, and she introduced herself when they saw each other again at baggage claim. After offering to pay him back in cash or by Venmo, he declined and told her to pay the kindness forward to someone else.

It became a Twitter moment, trending around the world, and wasn’t even ruined by the fact she was wearing a Chicago Bears t-shirt.

“He said, ‘No, I like the Bears, the Bears are cool,’ ” Cassidy said.

And so is Jermaine Gresham, for being a human being and making someone else’s potential bad day a good one.

41 responses to “Jermaine Gresham goes viral for being nice to stranded traveler

  1. We (people) were never created to only look out for ourselves. As we are blessed, we are to bless others.

    Simple acts of kindness, sadly, are looked at as moments of celebration rather than the norm. God bless Jermaine for what he did. He didn’t just pay a bag fee. He changed a young woman’s life forever.

  2. Nice. In your photo looks like he can throw it deep too. Cards may have found their starting QB!

  3. I saw a post about Aaron Jones, running back from the Packers, pushing a passenger in a wheelchair at the airport because no one was available to do it.

    More stories like this, please. PFT has a lot of bad stuff but most of us like good things like this.

  4. Mad props Gresham, mad props !!!!
    This type of news is what needs to be reported on each and every day.
    I’m sure it happens somewhere every day in this world but the media focuses on all the negative things first and foremost. Wrll done sir, well done!

  5. I applaud him for his kindness and it’s nice to see kindness still exists. There is also a sad detail. This shouldn’t be an act that everyone is suprised to see. It should be a common thing, and it’s not anymore. Good for him and I hope more people realize we should ALL be there for others in need.

  6. Outstanding story. I saw list of story and this was the first one I read. Not gonna draft him on my fantasy league, but will draft him in my good dudes team (which in the big picture, is way more important).

  7. mrbiggstuff says:
    May 31, 2018 at 6:35 am
    We (people) were never created to only look out for ourselves. As we are blessed, we are to bless others.

    Simple acts of kindness, sadly, are looked at as moments of celebration rather than the norm. God bless Jermaine for what he did. He didn’t just pay a bag fee. He changed a young woman’s life forever.

    40 1 Rate This

    The fact that someone disliked this, reminds that even in kindness we need to be vigilant of the ugly that lurks in the margins. Dude, get some help.

  8. Thanks to Gresham and thanks for reporting a positive feel good story. Things like this do happen but the news media likes to dwell on the negative side of life, stay positive!

  9. Another awesome story involving an NFL player!! How refreshing reading about Gresham and Aaron Jones and their acts of kindness, as opposed to be reading about Colin Kaepernick!!!
    Way to go, Jermaine! Great gesture on your part!!

  10. It’s refreshing to finally get a positive story about a good human being!

  11. The fact that someone disliked this, reminds that even in kindness we need to be vigilant of the ugly that lurks in the margins
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    Could just be an old blind guy like me. I hit thumbs down accidentally at least once a day. Great story though!

  12. This is a great story. Great for Gresham!

    On another note, how sad is it that an airline will force someone to miss their flight because they won’t accept cash, which is legal tender??? Seriously?

  13. My belief is these things happen everyday, but you prefer to write about kaepernick, who is in no way talented enough to be a starting QB.

  14. lks311 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 7:56 am
    mrbiggstuff says:
    May 31, 2018 at 6:35 am
    We (people) were never created to only look out for ourselves. As we are blessed, we are to bless others.

    Simple acts of kindness, sadly, are looked at as moments of celebration rather than the norm. God bless Jermaine for what he did. He didn’t just pay a bag fee. He changed a young woman’s life forever.

    40 1 Rate This

    The fact that someone disliked this, reminds that even in kindness we need to be vigilant of the ugly that lurks in the margins. Dude, get some help.

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    I thumbed it down too. It’s 2018 and people still think humans were created from mud by a magical sky man. Because, feelings. Grow up.

  15. In Cincinnati… Jermaine Gresham was maddening as a player.

    For every one good play… he would have fours holds, three false starts,
    and one offensive pass interference.

    THE TRUTH: All those things… and… a hard worker, a good locker room guy, a fighter (SEE: volunteering to man up against All-Pro monster Geno Atkins on ), and a high character individual

    I think after 2012… he was injured and never regained his explosiveness in pass situations… but… he still (tried) to compete… but… those penalties. OMG!!!

  16. Just the other day, I was in line at the grocery store behind a young mother obviously struggling to keep two very energetic toddlers in check while lugging all of her things on the checkout stand. To make matters worse, she didn’t have enough money. She looked like she was going to lose it in embarrassment and frustration, and started to take things off the cart. Then some older guy stepped in and paid the difference so she could have her groceries and diapers for the baby. The woman just burst out in tears in gratitude. It’s the little things we do to make people happy, which keep this country and world a more civilized place.

  17. When I read this it sent shivers down my spine. It’s refreshing to see a story like this. Maybe PFT could focus more on guys like this instead of dirtbags.

  18. Karma can be a bitch, but when you do acts such as this it comes back threefold! Great article! Good on ya man!

  19. mroklahoma says:
    May 31, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Pay your Bill on time lady!

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    Good use of random assumption, jackwagon. You don’t know that she didn’t pay her bill on time. Maybe she went over a daily limit or something else.

  20. aj66shanghai says:
    May 31, 2018 at 9:46 am
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    I thumbed it down too. It’s 2018 and people still think humans were created from mud by a magical sky man. Because, feelings. Grow up.

    Or in your case, made from dog excrement.

  21. hard to tell which one is the bigger kid;

    somewhere two parents are very proud;

  22. Glad to see him do an awesome gesture like this. Most of the time Pro Football Talk usually only likes to stir the pot. I’m glad they actually reported something positive for a change.

  23. I’m old enough to remember when most people didn’t suck. Good on ya, Jermaine.

  24. Very cool Jermaine!! I wish I could see more stories like this. I know it happens more than we hear about.

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